Gabriella Gabriel Paez is the education and community development manager at Esperanza, which aims to strengthen Hispanic communities through education, economic development, and advocacy. Since 2014, she has been leading the community development portions of the Hunting Park 2022 Strategic Plan, part of which aims to enhance open space and protect the local environment.
Paul Ryan Tells Hispanic Prayer Breakfast We Share a Commitment to Fix Broken Immigration System – CNS News; June 14, 2018
(CNSNews.com) – In a speech at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that Congress and the Hispanic community share a commitment to finding a way to fix the country’s broken immigration system.
Vice President Pence, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Democrat leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi speak at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast in Washington. Capitol Hill Correspondent Jason Calvi reports.
Ryan to Hispanic Prayer Breakfast: ‘Too Often, Faith Is Used to Divide Us’, PJ Media ; June 14, 2018
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast this morning that “too often, faith is used to divide us — it is used as a wedge, a cudgel for judging each other.”
Esperanza was recently part of a successful effort to help Francisco Flores, a Mexican immigrant without medical insurance, obtain a prosthetic leg and regain his ability to walk. We are grateful to the organizations and individuals who partnered with us to make Mr. Flores’ dream a reality! Find the full story from Telemundo 62 here.
The Reverend Luis Cortés, Jr., the Founder, President and CEO of Esperanza, was featured in a Generocity article on financial literacy, along with Esperanza Housing Counseling. Rev. Cortés commented on the importance of financial literacy as means for families to achieve economic mobility. Find the full article here.
Esperanza Immigration Legal Services (EILS) and the New Americans Campaign (NAC), along with several other Philadelphia nonprofits, recently created a partnership to help Philadelphia immigrants who are lawful permanent residents (LPR) apply for citizenship. The collaboration aims to gather 500 new citizenship applications by this June, with EILS hoping to facilitate 60 of those applications….
The Reverend Luis Cortés, Jr. recently shared his story and experiences as the Founder, President and CEO of Esperanza on two podcasts. Rev. Cortes was featured on episode #7 of Enlace’s Voces de Influencia podcast, “Rev. Luis Cortés y Jessica Dominguez – Las manos y los pies de Cristo” on Mar. 15. Additionally, he joined…
Esperanza Housing and Economic Development (EHED) and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) partnered to host Philadelphia’s first bilingual Tree Tenders training in English and Spanish last week. The training equips Philadelphians to plant and care for urban trees, covering topics like watering and pruning, with the goal of increasing tree coverage throughout the city. The first session…
Esperanza and the Union Benevolent Association will partner to provide emergency housing services to Puerto Rican families living in Philadelphia after being displaced by last summer’s hurricanes. Assistance will include first month’s rent and security deposits for families who face several barriers to accessing housing, such as long waiting lists for HUD subsidies and Section…